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Old Diary Leaves 1893 6

Author : Henry Steel Olcott
ISBN : 9781108072922
Genre : History
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Henry Steel Olcott relates the conflicts and tensions within the Theosophical Society that led to its split in 1895.
Category: History

Old Diary Leaves

Author : Henry Steel Olcott
ISBN : HARVARD:32044010560431
Genre : Theosophy
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Category: Theosophy

Heathen Hindoo Hindu

Author : Michael J. Altman
ISBN : 9780190654948
Genre : Religion
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Today, there are more than two million Hindus in America. But before the twentieth century, Hinduism was unknown in the United States. But while Americans did not write about "Hinduism," they speculated at length about "heathenism," "the religion of the Hindoos," and "Brahmanism." In Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu, Michael J. Altman argues that this is not a mere sematic distinction-a case of more politically correct terminology being accepted over time-but a way that Americans worked out their own identities. American representations of India said more about Americans than about Hindus. Cotton Mather, Hannah Adams, and Joseph Priestley engaged the larger European Enlightenment project of classifying and comparing religion in India. Evangelical missionaries used images of "Hindoo heathenism" to raise support at home. Unitarian Protestants found a kindred spirit in the writings of Bengali reformer Rammohun Roy. Popular magazines and common school books used the image of dark, heathen, despotic India to buttress Protestant, white, democratic American identity. Transcendentalists and Theosophists imagined the contemplative and esoteric religion of India as an alternative to materialist American Protestantism. Hindu delegates and American speakers at the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions engaged in a protracted debate about the definition of religion in industrializing America. Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu is a groundbreaking analysis of American representations of religion in India before the turn of the twentieth century. Altman reorients American religious history and the history of Asian religions in America, showing how Americans of all sorts imagined India for their own purposes. The questions that animated descriptions of heathens, Hindoos, and Hindus in the past, he argues, still animate American debates today.
Category: Religion

Islands Of The Dawn

Author : Robert S. Ellwood
ISBN : 0824814878
Genre : Religion
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This intriguing work, the first book-length treatment of the subject, raises a fundamental question: Why have unconventional spiritual movements flourished in nineteenth-century British settler communities? New Zealand typifies such a community with its immigration experience, the "do it yourself" spirit of pioneer society, a tradition of social reform, and a nostalgia for Victorian romanticism. A study of its new religious movements raises tantalizing answers and uncovers several fascinating but little-known episodes of New Zealand history. Of particular note are the tale of the secretive occult order that long flourished in Havelock North; an account of a grisly 1950s UFO encounter in Hamilton; and the life story of Elizabeth Harris-Roberts, the turn-of-the-century radical and apostle of spiritualism.
Category: Religion

Paschal Beverly Randolph

Author : John Patrick Deveney
ISBN : 0791431193
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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His most enduring claim to fame is the crucial role he played in the transformation of spiritualism, a medium's passive reception of messages from the spirits of the dead, into occultism, the active search for personal spiritual realization and inner vision.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Catalogue Of Printed Books

Author : British Museum. Department of Printed Books
ISBN : UOM:39015084571614
Genre : English literature
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The United States Catalog

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ISBN : OSU:32435025008087
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature